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The combination of melted snow and warm indoor temperatures makes winter one of the prominent times for mold and mildew growth. Although there are measures you can take to get rid of this issue, the best treatment is still prevention. 

Mold and mildew prevention

Reduce Indoor Humidity Levels

Daily activities like taking a shower or boiling water on a stove increase your home’s humidity levels, allowing mold and mildew to thrive. While you can invest in a dehumidifier, you can also open windows or turn on the exhaust fan in your bathroom or kitchen for up to 30 minutes. 

Dry Wet Areas

Keeping things dry is a good rule of thumb for preventing mold and mildew. Make it a point to wipe off water from walls and shower doors after taking a bath or shower. Do the same for your windows if you see some condensation forming on the glass. Also, move your wet clothes to the dryer as soon as they are ready.

Improve Your Home’s Airflow

During the colder months, moisture content can collect on your walls, floors, furniture and other surfaces. Plus, the heat generated by your HVAC system to keep your indoors warm doesn’t help much. To prevent this, air out your home occasionally. Aside from opening windows, keep the doors inside your home open to facilitate air circulation.

Keep Your Gutters Well-Maintained

Your gutters should be in good condition all year round. Make sure water is flowing freely toward the downspouts and away from your home. Gutter systems tend to collect moisture and debris, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Aside from cleaning your gutters, consider investing in a gutter protection system.

As one of the leading Gutter Helmet® dealers, Gutter Helmet Piedmont serves the gutter protection needs of customers in the area. Aside from gutter guard products, we also sell and install gutters and retractable awnings. Give us a call at (844) 204-1015, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding communities.

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